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La Meri Images

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    • The “La Meri” Collection San Antonio Theatre Archives Held at The San Antonio Public Library Texana/Genealogy Desk
    • “ La Meri” in San Antonio Lilian and “La Meri” at San Pedro Park Birthday party for “Dickie” at house on Laurel St. Mulhollands High School for Girls Graduation, May 1913
    • La Meri’s First Automobile, 202 King Williams Street, 1913
    • La Meri: Chronology of Appearances 1931-1946
    • Jacob’s Pillow Production
      • La Meri (1899-1988) studied and performed all over the world. She made her New York debut in 1928 and first danced at Jacob's Pillow in 1940.
      • La Meri was also a major cornerstone of the Pillow's faculty for decades, and she served as a member of the Board of Directors.
      • While she presented the dances of many cultures, she specialized in Spanish and Indian forms.
      • A particularly memorable offering was her interpretation of Swan Lake using Hindu gesture technique.
      La Meri as Hamsa-Rani in her production of Swan Lake Photo: Marcus Blechman, 1944
      • Swan Lake Performance at Jacob's Pillow
    • “ Song of Songs” L to R: Peter di Falco, La Meri, Ted Shawn- Photographer: Jack Mitchel at Jacob’s Pillow, 1946
    • La Meri
    • La Meri, Javanese costume Photo: Marcus Blechman
    • “ The White Peacock” (Griffes) Paris, 1930
    • Debut in Bharata Natyam (Choreog. Vadivelu Pillai) Madras, 1937
    • “ Nasu to Kabocha” (Choreog. Kodera) Photo: Marcus Blechman, 1945
    • “ Huayno” (Peru) Photo: Marcus Blechman, N.Y., 1949
    • La Meri and Peter di Falco “Sevellanos”- Dec 1946
    • “ Escape” Photographer: Jack Mitchell, Jacob’s Pillow 1960
    • “ Carabali” (Cuba), Photographer Rosel, New York, 1944
    • “ Zandunga” (Mexico), Photographer: Rosel, New York, 1944
    • “ Farruca” (Flamenco) Photographer: Marcus Blechman, New York, 1944
    • “ Marwari Kathak” Photographer: Rosel, 1944
    • In a Prologue in San Antonio, 1922
    • La Meri in “El Gato” Photographer: Rosel, 1944
    • ‘ Krishna-Gopala” (Choreog. La Meri) E. D. C. Theater N.Y.C., 1940
    • La Meri- Ruth St Denis at “School of Natya” Studio,1940
    • “ Parvati” in “Pradakchina of Ganesh” Her Last Performance, Photographer: Craig, Cape Cod 1969
    • La Meri at her home in Cape Cod with her champion Belgian Sheepdogs
    • Program: A Summer Festival of Ethnic Dance- MA,1971
    • Lillian Hughes Newcomer: “La Meri’s” Sister